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Encyclopedia > Clean margins

A clean margin is a medical term referring to the attempt in surgical oncology to resect a tumor with no part of the tumor on pathology extending past a set margin known as the 'clean point'. This is an important issue in areas that are functionally important (ie. large vessels like the aorta or vital organs), or in areas for which the extent of surgery is minimized due to aesthetic concerns (ie. melanoma on the face or squamos cell carcinoma of the penis. [1] Surgical Oncology is the branch of surgery which focuses on the surgical managment of malignant neoplasms (cancer). ... The aorta (generally pronounced or ay-orta) is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ...


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In medicine (dermatology), Bowens disease (BD) is a sunlight-induced skin disease, considered either as an early stage or intraepidermal form of squamous cell carcinoma. ... Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. ... Surgical Oncology is the branch of surgery which focuses on the surgical managment of malignant neoplasms (cancer). ...

References

  1. ^ Marc Sabatine (2007). Sabatine's Essentials of Internal Medicine. 

 
 

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